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President Obama does not deserve four more years

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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:00 am

It was amusing to see Bill Clinton speaking at the Democratic National Convention, praising his administration for balancing the budget, having a surplus and ending welfare as we know it. Clinton governed from the hard left until Newt Gingrich and his Contract for America forced a change in Congress in 1994. Clinton was smart enough to tack to the middle and work with Congress.

What a contrast to the miserable record of Obama — $5 trillion more in debt, our credit rating downgraded, unemployment over 8 percent, and the Middle East on fire, burning him in effigy as well as our flag, and torturing and killing our ambassador to Libya. For almost two weeks his administration wouldn't acknowledge these as "terrorist attacks" even though the date (Sept. 11) was significant, and in spontaneous uprisings, the people don't have hand grenades and sophisticated weapons.

His response: Run off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas and then one in the Midwest. He can't find the time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, but he can appear on Letterman and "The View," and hang out with Beyonce. When the U.N. just met in New York City, he wouldn't take the opportunity to meet with world leaders and gave the job to Hillary Clinton.

Sen. McCain recently called Obama AWOL as Commander-in-Chief. He skipped at least half of the security briefings prior to 9/11. Why wasn't there added security at our embassies on 9/11? Starting in the spring U.S. intelligence had been worried about radical militias in eastern Libya. In late August, the State Department warned American citizens who were planning to travel to Libya about the threat of assassinations and car bombings.

But U.S. diplomatic missions had minimal security; "neither the consulate in Benghazi nor the embassy in Tripoli were guarded by U.S. Marines, whose deployment to Libya wasn't a priority."

According to the Wall Street Journal on Sept. 27, Ambassador Stevens' diary said he was "concerned about the 'never-ending' security threats in Benghazi and was on an al-Qaida hit list."

And this guy wants four more years?

Eunice Friederich

Lodi

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